Grammys

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on January 28, 2018. The CBS network broadcast the show live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. James Corden returned as host. The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The nominations were announced on November 28, 2017.
News and discussion about the annual Grammy Awards.
  • Spain's king and queen: Mardi Gras Indians, jazz performance
    Associated Press

    Spain's king and queen: Mardi Gras Indians, jazz performance

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Following a red carpet arrival Saturday at the New Orleans Museum of Art, King Felipe the VI and Queen Letizia of Spain enjoyed music by a jazz group and a cultural performance by Mardi Gras Indians as they ended a visit to the city celebrating its tricentennial.

  • Merkel Seeks Macron's Help as Asylum Crisis Threatens EU Unity
    Bloomberg

    Merkel Seeks Macron's Help as Asylum Crisis Threatens EU Unity

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will turn to France to help diffuse a domestic crisis over migration amid an increasing risk that the European Union may unravel unless its member states adopt a common policy. At a regular meeting of their joint Cabinets on Tuesday, Germany will seek the support of French President Emmanuel Macron to find a common EU response for managing an influx of refugees, Merkel said Saturday in a weekly podcast. The stakes for the EU are high, she said.

  • Australia's Alex Lahey talks gay marriage legalization: ‘The world changes’
    Yahoo Music

    Australia's Alex Lahey talks gay marriage legalization: ‘The world changes’

    "It's really interesting to sort of date songs in that way," Lahey says of "There's No Money," her song about marriage equality," because things change.”

  • Metallica's unlikely origin story: Injecting Americana into the metal universe
    Salon

    Metallica's unlikely origin story: Injecting Americana into the metal universe

    The musical education of Lars Ulrich might have begun when he was 5 years old, and his professional tennis player father, along with the rest of the family, still lived in Denmark. Lars' liberal, open-minded and music-obsessed parents took the precocious young boy to a free outdoor concert with the Rolling Stones. One can only speculate as to how much of the sleazy groove of “Honky Tonk Women” or the libidinous rage of “Can't You Hear Me Knocking” hardened like mortar into concrete within the mind of the future drummer. It wouldn't take long for Ulrich to examine every note of Deep Purple's live record, "Made in Japan," with surgical-style precision. The intensity of rock 'n' roll provided an

  • 5 tracks essential for any Father's Day playlist
    Good Morning America

    5 tracks essential for any Father's Day playlist

    Compiling a playlist for Father’s Day is more demanding a task when compared to its Mother’s Day counterpart. Music history is littered with songs about father issues, from the Temptations’ “Papa was a Rolling Stone” to Everclear’s “Father of Mine.” Even “Cat’s in the Cradle,” Harry Chapin’s evergreen classic, seems to come from the perspective of a father who missed all of his son’s important milestones. Paul Simon – “Father and Daughter” (2002) Later winding up on his 2006 album, “Surprise,” this song actually first appeared in of all places, “The Wild Thornberrys Movie.” On this track, Simon sings a lullaby to a young daughter: “I’m gonna watch you shine.

  • Beyoncé and JAY-Z drop surprise new album, Everything Is Love: Stream
    Consequence of Sound

    Beyoncé and JAY-Z drop surprise new album, Everything Is Love: Stream

    The nine-track LP marks the couple's first-ever collaborative album.

  • France's presidential palace to host electronic music show
    Associated Press

    France's presidential palace to host electronic music show

    PARIS (AP) — The French presidency is going to host an unprecedented electronic music show in the elegant courtyard of the Elysee palace on the country's Music Day on Thursday.

  • Orange County, CA Patch

    Grammy Award Winner, Warren Riker, Gives Master Class

    Santa Ana, CA - Two-time Grammy Award-Winner, Warren Riker, is giving a two-day master class at Granted Records studios in Santa Ana, California. The class is set for June 30th, 2018, and will be an event like no other. Participants in the course will experience hands-on instruction for recording, engineering, and mixing by one of the greatest in the music industry. Mr. Riker is known for working on many different genres of music, such as Grammy albums-of-the-year Santana's Supernatural (1999), and the Miseducation of Lauren Hill (1998 / first for any hip-hop artist). Granted Records CEO, Emo Alaeddin, states, “Even though the business model of the music industry has changed so much over the

  • Choice Comedian - Teen Choice Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Riverdale,' Childish Gambino Among First Group of Nominees
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Choice Comedian - Teen Choice Awards: 'Black Panther,' 'Riverdale,' Childish Gambino Among First Group of Nominees

    Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Daisy Ridley and Cardi B are among the first wave of nominees announced for the 2018 Teen Choice Awards.  Avengers tops the list for most mentions with seven, followed by Black Panther and Star Wars: The Last Jedi with six apiece and The Greatest Showman, A Wrinkle in Time and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with five each. In the TV categories, Riverdale and Shadow Hunters: The Immortal Instruments lead with five nominations apiece, followed by Stranger Things and The Flash, each with four. Among other notable nominees are Childish Gambino for his platinum-certified "This Is America," which is up for choice song by a male artist. The track was

  • Remember When Kenny Rogers Scored His First No. 1 Hit?
    Taste of Country

    Remember When Kenny Rogers Scored His First No. 1 Hit?

    Kenny Rogers is one of the most enduring superstars in country music history, but he was a middle-aged man looking for an unlikely comeback when he scored his first No. 1 country hit in 1977. Rogers was born in 1938, and he launched his career in 1958 with a minor single called "That Crazy Feeling." He went on to stints in a jazz band called the Bobby Doyle Three and a folk group called the New Christy Minstrels before splitting off to form the First Edition. That group gave Rogers his first taste of mainstream success, scoring hits on both the rock and country charts with songs including "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town," "Reuben

  • Community Band Conductor, Army Vet Makes Fairbanks His Home
    US News & World Report

    Community Band Conductor, Army Vet Makes Fairbanks His Home

    "I kind of like that they're a little quirky. When you meet people that are quirky, they're not really judgmental. And you don't find that all over the world," Balvanz said in an interview this month while taking a break from building a handicap ramp for his wife's occupational therapy business. When he's not playing or conducting music, Balvanz operates handyman business Living Well. Being nonjudgmental is an important skill for his current role as the Fairbanks Community Band maestro. It's a world away from his previous conducting work in the U.S. Army, where he directed elite musicians in military bands throughout the country, including the Alaska-based 9th Army Band during a stint in Fairbanks

  • Here's are all the features YouTube Music is still missing
    Android Central

    Here's are all the features YouTube Music is still missing

    Youtube Music is a hybrid music service with a lot of promise and an unparalleled library to tap into. Unfortunately, all that potential is held down by how many things — including very, very basic things — the service and its apps are still missing. YouTube Music is already working on some of the items on this list, and hopefully we'll be able to check off most of these items in the coming months. In the meantime, if you're waiting for YouTube Music to improve before you give it a proper shot, bookmark this article. We'll update it as the service continues to expand and improve. Playback Library Content Downloads Miscellaneous Playback Better audio quality — YouTube Music is currently streaming